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Re: Using apt-get/dselect to download from a un-official repository.

Hi again,

* Joseph Jones <joe@bumpycarrot.cjb.net> [031023 03:57]:
> Nick Hastings wrote:
> >* Joseph Jones <joe@bumpycarrot.cjb.net> [031022 10:31]:
> > 
> >
> >>I'd like to download xfree86 4.3.0 from this repository: 
> >>http://people.debian.org/~mmagallo/packages/xfree86/
> >>
> >>I found it whilst Googling round for 4.3.0 for Debian, it was mentioned 
> >>in a mailing list archive. Could anyone tell me how I would go about 
> >>installing from this repository (so I can play UT2003 and Quake3 
> >>fullscreen (long story, stupid graphics card)).
> >>   
> >>
> >
> >Looks like you need to add
> >deb http://people.debian.org/~mmagallo/packages/xfree86/ i386/
> >
> >to you /etc/apt/sources.list
> >then do:
> ># apt-get update


> Okay, so, I tried that and dselect's showing the information for the 
> packages in the repository (thankyou! :) ). Unfortunately, the guy who 
> put it together
> hasn't tested the repository and has written the Packages.gz badly. The 
> addresses for all the files start with ./ , which apt-get can't 
> interpret in an address (from the looks of the errors) and rightly so. 
> I've confirmed this by looking at the file in Mozilla.
> Is there any way of fixing this? 


This is just a stab in the dark, but what about:
deb http://people.debian.org/~mmagallo/packages/xfree86/i386/ ./



Debian testing/unstable
Linux twofish 2.6.0-test8-looxt93c i686 GNU/Linux

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